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StopWatch of Science

by Vincenzo5

Published on April 24, 2015

Since the Timeout does not give how long it times out for, I wanted to figure it out, and what better way than with other LittleBits?

How To Make It

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Gather Materials: Everything I used was in my opinion necessary but there are definitely other ways and other Bits this project could have been accomplished with.

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Connect 'Em: Using the fork I was able to put all my Bits into one system to test the timeout. In one port I plugged in the timeout along with a slide switch and a bright led to really see the timeout work. In the middle port I connected a 01 led, that, when turned on using the slide switch and the button is pushed, would reset the number. 

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Finally in the last port i connected a Latch that would turn the button into a toggle switch to keep the current flowing, a 01 led to let me know if current was still flowing through that port, the slide switch to pause the number, a pulse to make then number count up in increments of approximately 1 second, and the number used for the counting.

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Test: Testing is key here. Although my setup works it took a long time to adjust it to work the way I wanted it to (and its still not perfect!). Try adding different LittleBits, too, the same timeout could be made using different ones or even different setups.

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The Uses: In the first half of the video I show how the system is like a stop watch, counts the amount of time the Timeout goes for, and resetting the Number. In the second half I show how it can be paused and then played again to continue counting the Timeout a second time. The second feature can also be used for a more exact timing, seeing as my system does not count milliseconds, by dividing the second number by two (such as the 17 I got in the end to get 8.5), this would also account for human error when switching off the Slide Switch.

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Thanks for viewing my project! If you have any tips or improvements you think could help me out or make it better please comment!

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